CICERO - Center for International Climate Research

Norway's leading institute for climate research

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Indian prime minister Modi is re-elected. What now for climate policy and mitigation?

India is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases and is set to become the world’s most populous country by 2025, thus it is by sheer size one of the most important actors in global climate governance. What will five new years of Modi/BJP government mean for climate policy and measures?


Air pollution is currently the largest environmental killer in Europe, causing 500,000 premature deaths annually. Heatwaves can make air pollution more lethal and cause more heart and lung diseases. Together with Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and 11 other European institutions CICERO will help increase European resilience towards climate change.

Investors recognise CICERO Shades of Green’s work on green bonds

For the third year in a row, CICERO Shades of Green has received an award for being the best provider of external assessments in the green bond market.

10 takeaways from the IEA Global Energy & CO₂ Status Report

Energy use grew 2.3% in 2018, energy-related CO₂ emissions 1.7%


Methane: a climate blind spot?

Methane is one of the greenhouse gases that contribute most to global warming. Recent research show that its levels are increasing, and the researchers don’t know why.

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Recent publications

How Regional Authorities Act Under Restricted Decentralization: Evidence from the Norwegian Transport Sector

Julie Runde Krogstad, Merethe Dotterud Leiren

Drivers of declining CO2 emissions in 18 developed economies

Corinne Le Quéré, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Charlie Wilson, Jale Tosun, Robbie Andrew, Robert J. Andres, Josep G. Canadell, Andrew Jordan, Glen Peters, Detlef Peter van Vuuren

Local and remote temperature response of regional SO2 emissions

Anna Lewinschal, Annica M. L. Ekman, Hans-Christen Hansson, Maria Sand, Terje K. Berntsen, Joakim Langner

Population Shifts and Discrete Public Services: Rationing Rules and the Support for Public Goods

Todd Cherry, Stehpen J. Cotten, Michael McKee

The use of QBO, ENSO, and NAO perturbations in the evaluation of GOME-2 MetOp A total ozone measurements

Kostas Eleftheratos, Christos S. Zerefos, Dimitris S. Balis, Maria-Elissavet Koukouli, John Kapsomenakis, Diego G. Loyola, Pieter Valks, Melanie Coldewey-Egbers, Christophe Lerot, Stacey M. Frith, Amund Søvde Haslerud, Ivar S A Isaksen, Seppo Hassinen